ASU excited for chance to play Connecticut

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Arizona State's women's basketball team is a victory away from the school's first Final Four. Beat UConn in the Trenton Regional final tonight and history is theirs.

Arizona State and Purdue are the first No. 6 seeds to make it to the regional finals since Pac-10 team Stanford made it in 2004.

The Sun Devils had won a school-record 15 consecutive games before leading scorer Dymond Simon got hurt playing Stanford with the Pac-10 title on the line.

After losing in their first game of the Pac-10 tournament to Southern Cal, the Sun Devils rebounded.

In the NCAA tournament, the Sun Devils beat host Georgia in the first round, then upset No. 3 seed Florida State before knocking off second-seeded Texas A&M on Sunday.

The Huskies have run through their opponents this season, winning by an average of 30 points. They blew past Vermont and Florida in the opening two rounds before briefly stumbling against California in the regional semifinals.

UConn found itself trailing by eight points late in the first half before reeling off a 40-12 run over the next 20 minutes to put the game away.